The OMD Grace Tsao-Wu
Differencemaker Fellowship

We are saddened by the loss of OMD's dear friend Grace Tsao-Wu, a longtime member of our Board of Directors and passionate supporter stemming from OMD's early days as the Illinois Education Foundation. 

We are grateful to have had Grace as a shining light in the OMD community and are honored to continue her legacy with the introduction of the OMD Grace Tsao-Wu Differencemaker Fellowship.

Fellowship Details

Benefits of Becoming a Differencemaker Scholar

*Receive a $3,000 transfer scholarship to pursue your bachelor's degree
*Be matched with a dedicated Differencemaker Mentor who is an engaged professional
*Your Differencemaker Mentor will help you learn about new internship and job opportunities across diverse fields (note: the Mentor is not the same as your OMD Coach or Program Coordinator; this is a new person who will help with new networks and opportunities).

Fellow Selection

*Current scholars may nominate themselves via this form or fellow scholars
*Fellows must be current OMD Scholars in Excellent Standing who are planning to graduate from community college in winter 2018 or spring 2019 and pursue their bachelor’s degree
*Fellows will be selected based on their demonstrated leadership experience, desire to be a leader and Differencemaker in their communities, and demonstrated interest in actively engaging in this program.

Expectations for Differencemaker Fellows

*Meet in person with your Differencemaker Mentor at least two times in 2018 and at least two times in 2019
*Respond to your Mentor and OMD Staff's email communication within two days
*Be open to new internship and job opportunities
*Be an OMD Scholar for the 2018 - 19 academic year (at least the fall 2018 semester)
*Plan to transfer to pursue your bachelor's degree in 2019 or 2020
*Commit to staying in touch with OMD and your Mentor for at least one year after you transfer to pursue your bachelor's degree

 

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Help us carry on Grace's unrelenting drive to make a difference, not only for these OMD Scholars, but for the communities and generations they will be sure to touch, inspired by the light that Grace has shone on them.

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Differencemaker Fellowship